Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Allentown Symphony, with music director and conductor, Diane Wittry, will perform Broadway favorites under the stars at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks, 789 E. First St., Bethlehem.

The ASO will be joined by soprano Meghan Altemose from Saucon Valley High School, tenor Reese Diaz from Parkland High School, and The Parkland High School Chorale, directed by Frank Anonia.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pocono Arts will host a Wednesday evening workshop, “Painting Alla Prima” (all at one go) with artist/instructor John McAllister, beginning in September. Classes will be ongoing each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All painting mediums are welcome, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, oil — whatever you’re comfortable with. Bring your own materials and McAllister will help you with composition, color, value and basic techniques. The focus of the workshop is to complete or nearly complete a painting in one two-hour sitting.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

If you are wondering how to get through the trials of writing and make it to the finish line of being published, you are welcome to join the Black Diamond Writers’ Network from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Ted Catranis, a retired science teacher, will share tips on the mechanics of completing a book. Catranis is the author of “What Is Leadership,” a collection of insights useful for personal growth and success. Besides writing, he enjoys “hiking, climbing and adventuring life.”

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Bento box-style carriers are perfect if you like to bring lots of options for lunch. The interior containers can carry hot, cold and liquid foods and many include eating utensils. AP FILE PHOTO Copyright - AP2007

As a parent you may be looking forward to sending the kids back to school, but one thing you might be dreading is packing that lunch everyday.

You want to send them off with good, nutritious food, but you also want them to eat what you pack.

Thanks to a few tips from Christina Fava, in-store nutritionist for Giant Food Stores in Montgomeryville, it’s easier than you think.

“I think the big thing is to try to include as many food groups as possible,” says Fava.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Giant’s in-store and online magazine, “Savory,” is chock-full of recipes for any meal, including lunch. Here are a couple to get the school year off to a tasty start.

Visit https://giantfoodstores.com for more recipes.

Chicken Club Wraps

This classic staple gets a fresh twist with low-carb wraps and light ranch dressing. Plus, it’s rich in protein, which makes this a lunch must.

6 slices cooked bacon

1 (9-ounce) bag Perdue short cuts carved chicken breast rotisserie seasoned

2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

½ cup light ranch dressing

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Make lunchtime, fun time. PHOTO COURTESY GETTY IMAGES VIA MINI BABYBEL Copyright - &#169 Blend

hen school is back in session, many families will begin to focus on smarter eating habits.

Packing your little learner’s lunch is an easy way to help ensure his or her diet contains enough protein and calcium.

By letting your kids play a role in planning and packing their lunches, while tossing in a variety of appealing, fun options, you can make sure your students are set up for success.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Q. A friend of mine said his doctor told him he has “hemochromatosis.” He didn’t seem worried. I didn’t want to ask, but is it serious?

Every once in a while I get a question that surprises me completely. Hemochromatosis? I thought it sounded like a rare condition in a small subculture. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Hemochromatosis (HE-mo-kro-ma-TO-sis) is an inherited disease that makes your body build up too much iron, a mineral in many of the foods we eat.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cholesterol, a fatlike substance found in body cells, actually serves to make hormones and vitamin D and other substances to help with food digestion.

Since the body manufactures the cholesterol needed, some foods contain the fatlike substance which raise the levels.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Heritage Hill Senior Community will be holding a “CarFit” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 to ensure that your car is safe on the road.

Representatives from The North Central Highway Safety Program will be at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, to examine your car for free.

Examinations are by appointment only. Schedule your appointment by calling Rachael Kapes or Toni Englehart at 570-365-3077.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Alzheimer Association Caregiver Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System meets monthly at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton campus at 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton. The next meeting will be Monday.

Donna Kravelk, a registered nurse on the Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit at BMHS, will facilitate the group, which is intended to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.